Last week, I was on vacation with Drew in Ft. Lauderdale. Otherwise, I would have liked to attend the annual Audio Publishers Association (APA) meeting and Book Expo America conference, held this year in Washington, DC.
The Audie Awards are juried awards in the audiobook and spoken word industry for the finest work in numerous categories, similar to the Grammy, Oscar and Emmy awards given in other mediums. The APA and Audiofile Magazine created a wonderful multimedia presentation that contains sound clips and reviews for all of the finalists in this year’s Audie competition. I’m thrilled to see that my friends Barbara Rosenblat and Mel Foster were the narrators of award-winning titles, while another friend Alan Sklar scored 3 nominations.
Producing quality audiobooks is a major undertaking, and I congratulate all of the people who participated in creating the books nominated for the 2006 Audie Awards. I hope to be with all of you next year in New York!